Kia Sterling

Kia Sterling Hair Is A Lifestyle

I don't just do hair. I create confidence.

I don't just do hair. I create Confidence.

A legacy of style and sophistication with renowned brands.

Interviews

Explore some of my most popular videos that capture the passion and creativity I bring to my craft. Join me on this visual journey and watch the magic unfold below.
about Kia
Hair • Fashion • Education
Kia Sterling is a highly respected editorial hair stylist, texture specialist, educator, and influencer known for her advocacy for diversity and inclusion in the beauty industry. With over 30 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industries, and Philadelphia Pa based, Kia travels globally to educate on the latest trends in runway and editorial hair, as well as creative wig making and design.
about Kia
Hair • Fashion • Education
Kia has established herself as one of the most in-demand hairstylists and educators worldwide, making a significant impact in the fashion and beauty realms. Her signature "rock and refined" style has graced the pages of renowned fashion publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and L'Officiel, as well as television and advertisements for major brands like Maybelline, Avlon, and the Tony Awards.
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about Kia
Hair • Fashion • Education
As a respected fashion and beauty expert, Kia has been featured as a guest editor and artist in numerous publications, where her insights, tips, and expertise are highly regarded. She is also a platform artist and collaborative coach for Texture vs Race, an educational movement emphasizing that "Hair is a fabric not a race," and promoting diversity and inclusion in hairstyling.
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about Kia
Hair • Fashion • Education
Kia is also a New York Fashion Week vet, working backstage with some of the most elite teams in fashion. She’s currently a stylist on the legendary Guido Palau’s styling team.
Kia is also the lead hairstylist for Philly Fashion Week where she leads a team of 50 plus hairstylists on how to execute the hairstyles  for the runway.
about Kia
Hair • Fashion • Education
Kia's salon experience ranges from boutique to high fashion, encompassing precision cutting, custom coloring, flawless extensions, wig making, luxury hair care, couture styling, and texture specialization. She prioritizes healthy hair and continuous education in her approach to styling, which she imparts to her clientele at Hairtique Color & Design in Philadelphia.
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about Kia
Hair • Fashion • Education
Balancing her roles as a session and salon hair stylist, Kia finds fulfillment in sharing her passion for creating beauty with individuals from all walks of life who embrace the #KiaSterlingHair lifestyle. She believes in diversifying artistry to keep one's career fresh and exciting, and lives by her motto: evolve, inspire, create, and share, while actively engaging in philanthropic endeavors.
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Meet Kia Sterling

"I realized at about nine years old I had an interest in beauty, hair, art & fashion. I was very attracted to all things beautiful. As a child I would sit on the side of my mom’s bed & chat with her..."
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Upcoming Events

Stay updated on the latest upcoming events featuring Kia, where she will showcase her exceptional hairstyling skills and share her expertise. From prestigious fashion weeks to exclusive educational seminars, join us to witness Kia's artistry firsthand and take part in the excitement of these remarkable industry events.
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New York Fashion Week

September 6, 2024
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Photo Collections

Step into the world of breathtaking hair creations with these carefully curated photo collections. Each image captures the essence of artistry, showcasing intricate hairstyles, avant-garde designs, and exquisite craftsmanship.